Mobile devices are the uprising technology of our age. Based on a new study, ARM forecasts that the graphic performance of mobile devices will surpass that of game consoles in 2017. A bold prediction, but it could actually be true.
Just take a look at the smartphone market for example. Look at how far these devices have come just in the last three years alone. The pace in which mobile devices are growing in terms of performance is quite remarkable. In fact it’s so remarkable, even relatively new gaming consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One haven’t seen the same growth.
ARM is a technology company that designs chip architecture for mobile devices. Those at ARM strongly believe that because the demand for mobile devices is so high in this day in age, it’s pushing manufacturers like Nvidia, Samsung, and Texas Instruments to innovate at a rapid pace. This surge is unlike anything else experienced in the market today. And if it keeps up, 2017 could be the year that mobile devices offer better graphic performance than our modern-day gaming consoles and computers. ARM believes that this could potentially lead to the outbreak of virtual reality, which may just be the next big thing in gaming. We’ll find out soon enough.